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orders the missiles fired. secretary of state kerry meeting with the chinese and japanese leaders as they continue on sunday morning to defy the world. december fite efforts, pyongyang released a new video. it shows them attacking with us nuclear missiles. it seems, though, they thought that arkansas was colorado. they apparently seem to attack los angeles. new york. as well as hawaii. good morning. welcome to america's news headquarters. >> jamie: great to see you. >> eric: great to be with you. >> jamie: that is what they threatened to do. keep a close eye on that this hour. i'm jamie colby. great to have you here. secretary of state kerry, we have been reporting affirming that china and japan will work together to rid north korea of nuclear weapons. the secretary saying that the u.s. is willing to reopen the talks if the regime were to abide by previous agreements on the nuclear program. listen. >> the united states and the other countries i met with in the last two days are committed to make that goal of denuclearization reality. the u.s. japan alliance has never been stronger
with israel. john kerry said relations between the countries are important for regional stability. he also in pea-sized turkey's role in aiding the syrian opposition and refugees. both by allies to the united states. we're hopeful that the agreement to restore normalization will help to open the door to greater cooperation and so that we can all work together to promote peace and be part of the peace process of foreign minister referred to. >> our correspondent is live in istanbul. it seems like a lot is being put on the shoulders of turkey. how prominent does the u.s. want turkey to be in the peace process? >> you get an indication from what you heard john kerry say of the importance the u.s. government seemed to be putting on developing turkey's diplomatic role in the region and the importance it attaches to turkey and israel preparing their relations. this visit comes following the phone call broken by barack obama between israeli prime minister and the turkish prime minister. in that phone call, and yahoo apologized for the israeli military raid on the turkish putin. the turkish foreig
ourselves. >> right now on "andrea mitchell reports" -- can john kerry find a diplomatic way out of the standoff with north korea? u.s. officials say pyongyang's missiles are lock and loaded. unarmed, but for the first time, they admit capable of launching a nuclear missile. >>> as the world watches and waits, secretary kerry reassures south korea's new president the united states has their back. >>> and president obama warns pyongyang to end the threats. >> now is the time for north korea to end the kind of belligerent approach that they've been taking. and to try to lower temperatures, nobody wants to see a conflict on the korean peninsula. >> andrea mitchell joins us live in seoul, south korea with the latest. >>> gun fight -- as the senate gets ready to vote on expanding background checks, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords says she'll lobby senators still on the fence. >>> while her husband, mark kelly, makes new robo calls praising senators joe mansion and pat toomey for their bipartisan compromise. >> i'm mark kelly, combat veteran, astronaut and most importantly, hus
kerry offered a strong warning to north korea, to tsest a missile or wish further isolation. reportng an intelligence that north korea may be able to mount nuclear weapons on its missiles. rupert hayes reports. >> the new secretary of state welcomed by the new president. they must decide what the world should do about another new leader, kim jong-un and his nuclear weapons. >> we are united in the fact north korea is not going to be accepted as a nuclear power. >> when troubling -- when handling the troubling young leader, kerry believes china holds the key and he thinks it is time to stop the antics. >> china has the ability to stop the antics and i hope our conversations lay out a path to diffuse the tension. >> the problem is china has shown no ability to stop north korea in its pursuit of nuclear weapons. startlingay was the revelation on new intelligence. >> dias has it on confidence that the north has weapons capable of delivery, but with lo reliability. >> i choose not to comment. >> if north korea has the ability to build missiles, it changes the strategic map of thi
, but nuclear tensions continue and the top u.s. diplomat, john kerry, is in the region. steve handelsman has the latest from washington for us. >> reporter: thanks. scrambling is right and that's good news when you think about it. this is a war of words that could turn into a real war, but u.s. officials here in washington, john kerry in korea, are going out of their way today to emphasize that if it does come to war, it probably will not start with the mushroom clouds of nuclear detonations. as secretary of state kerry came to south korea, the north koreans reportedly put more missiles into launch position. as many as five now said to be ready. the big question was if the musadan missiles have atopic warheads. kerry indicated probably not. >> they have conducted a nuclear test, so there's some kind of device. but that is very different from miniaturization and delivery. >> reporter: on capitol hill yesterday, a lawmaker the cited a secret report that u.s. intelligence was moderately confident north korean leader kim jong-un does have a nuke small enough to put on a missile. the white house
available. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry has warned north korea to stop making threats. john kerry said it will be a grave mistake for them to carry out a test of a mid range missile. >> it is a huge mistake for him to choose to do that because it will further isolate his country. kim jong-un needs to understand, as i think probably does, what the outcome of the conflict would be. >> kerry spoke some seoul after a meeting with his counterpart. >> we are all united in the fact that north korea will not be accepted as a nuclear power. the rhetoric we are hearing from north korea is simply unacceptable. >> kerry met separately with president park. kerry is reported to say they should act with caution to keep the situation from escalating further. the meetings were aimed at diffusing tensions over north korea's missile threat and provocative rhetoric. nhk's anthony yazaki has more. >> reporter: in a news conference following the meeting, kerry used unprecedentedly strong language from a secretary of state to deliver a warning to north korea. his intention was to show pyongyang that u.s
to reign in north korea's threats and ambitions. john kerry has been hopscotching across asia in an effort to dial back tensions. andrea mitchell is traveling with the secretary. she has more now from beijing. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good eek, lester. secretary kerry claims success, but china complained that the u.s. has been too aggressive in confronting pyongyang. in beijing, john kerry tried to persuade china's president xi jinping to lean own his ally north korea, arguing that pyongyang's erratic young leader is threatening the stability of the entire region. >> mr. president, this is obviously a critical time with some very challenging issues. >> reporter: in whirlwind meetings with all of china's top officials, kerry won the commitment to get north korea to abandon its threats and restart nuclear disarmament talks. >> china is firmly committed to upholding peace and stability and advancing denuclearization process on the peninsula. >> reporter: kerry claimed china's promise was unprecedented. >> what we agreed to do is immediately bear down with further discussion at very
they are not capable of. to kerry's point, if you were at the scene tonight, i think you would probably think it was a military operation like the raid to get bin laden. you would have s.w.a.t. team members in a full kit of kevlar. they would be wearing helmets with nods clicked down. the night vision lenses. looking for all the world like a military assault team for their own protection. rather than illuminating the scene they can go ahead and use night vision. looks like daylight to them, but not to the suspect. they have the upper hand and the advantage. i think perhaps more than a can of gas on the boat, the greater danger is possibly explosives that may be on or with the suspect as we have been saying the most hunted man in the nation. lester holt, we are looking at this -- i feel sorry for the folks for their privacy. we are look at the google earth picture of the house. it's a daylight picture showing the trailered boat along the side yard. >> yeah. one of the fears, we understand, is they believe there is a full tank of gas on the boat. i'm not sure if it's diesel or not. you were tal
>>> on this sunday night -- appeal for peace. secretary of state john kerry issues a new call for talks with north korea, but warns the u.s. will defend the region, if necessary. tonight as tensions remain high, the latest on the standoff. >>> severe weather. yes, it's spring, but a big, new blast of winter is clobbering midwest, while the south remains on alert tonight for more tornadoes. >>> balancing act. a new look tonight at whether women really can have it all. >>> and flying high -- at 90 years old, fulfilling a life-long dream of one last flight into the wild blue life-long dream of one last flight into the wild blue yonder. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. there are mixed messages coming out of north korea tonight where it is already monday morning and the start of that country's most important holiday -- the anniversary of its founding, which is why western intelligence analysts have monday circled on their calendars as the most likely time for north korea to back up some of its recent inflammatory rhetoric with a test launch of its mos
for watching. "early start" begins right now. >>> nuclear crisis in korea. secretary of state john kerry in the south right now as the north may indeed have the power to make good on its threats. >>> explosives mailed to the man who called himself america's toughest sheriff. was this a plot to take out joe arpaio? >>> and word of more storm deaths with the threat continuing at this hour. look at that. >>> and fight on the field, benches clear in san diego after one of baseball's best pitchers out of action for weeks. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. zoraida is off today. >> i'm john berman. it is friday, april 12th, it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. happening right now, secretary of state, john kerry, touching down overnight in seoul trying to diffuse the missile crisis on the korean peninsula just hours after the dramatic and unexpected revelation that some u.s. intelligence sources believe that north korea has the technology to make a nuclear weapon and put it on a missile. with so much at stake, kerry will make three stops, beijing and tokyo are up next. and th
kerry says the north's leaders must get serious about reviewing its missile and nuclear programs. he was in south korea where concerns are high that the north is about to test a midrange missile. >> that it is a huge mistake for him to choose to do that because it would further isolate his country. kim jong-un needs to understand, as i think he probably does, what the outcome of the conflict would be. >> kerry spoke after meeting his south korean counterpart. >> we are all united in the fact that north korea will not be accepted as a nuclear power. the rhetoric that we're hearing from north korea is simply unacceptable. >> kerry also met with south korean president park geun-hye. media reports say kerry urged park to respond with caution even if attacked to keep the situation from escalating further. kerry will not -- will travel next to china. he's scheduled to meet with president xi jinping and state counselor. he's expected to call on the chinese leaders to press the north koreans to stop their hostile behavior. kerry will stop in japan to brief government officials before returni
. but kerry found strong support for luring pyongyang back to disarmament talks. >> the united states will do what is necessary to defend our allies, japan, republic of korea, and the region against these provocations, but our choice is to negotiate. our choice is to move to the table and find a way for the region to have peace. >> reporter: but north korea immediately rejected an offer friday from south korea for talks. kim jong-un has shown he's more interested in flamboyant guests like dennis rodman than serious diplomacy. but his father negotiated with then-secretary of state madelyn albright in 2000 and released two american journalists to bill clinton in 2009. and his grandfather reached a nuclear agreement with former president jimmy carter for the clinton white house. critics warned today that north korea has broken every past promise to disarm. >> this has been going on for decades. a cycle of confrontation, negotiation, aid and the false hope that somehow the north koreans would give up their efforts to acquire nuclear weapons and a means to deliver them. >> reporter: still, as kerr
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explosive situation in north korea. u.s. secretary of state john kerry met with u.s. allies, china and japan, this weekend. the north's neighbors are urging the country to stop the provocations. athena jones is live for us now from washington. what are some of the key points coming out of kerry's trip so far? >> reporter: good afternoon, fredricka. the key point here is that everyone that secretary kerry has spoken with and met with during these last few days -- the south koreans, the chinese, the japanese -- everyone wants to see this situation with new york resolved peacefully. let's listen to a little bit of what secretary kerry had to say upon arriving in japan. >> i think we have to be careful and thoughtful and, frankly, not lay out publicly all the options but work privately and quietly at the highest levels of government in order to try to take steps to bring about a peaceful resolution. and i want to emphasize to everybody that that is the outcome that we want. >> reporter: secretary kerry has said that everything is still on the table but what they want to see is a peaceful outcome
: john kerry reaching out to china for help . the day for the missile launch closes in. kerry is in china urging them to use their influence to get north korea to dime back the dangerous rhetoric. i am uma . we'll talk to greg who has more on this. greg? uma, we are hearing a new call for north korea to back off the plan for missile launch and that is coming out of the meetingings that secretary of state kerry held with president of china and otherings in beijing. it is his second stop. according to cerpy, two countries are demanding that north korea refrain from provocative actings. china is north korea's principle ally and seen as key to get pyonggang back in line . we hear from new reports that the norths korea missile threat may be lessening. we -- they are saying there is no more movement. according to one source a launch is not impinent and we are hearing the same thing from a u.s. source here. preparations continue for the monday birthday celebration of the north korea founder, grandfather of kim jong-un and that date is seen as a possible window for the missile launch. there were
with a test launch of its most powerful missile. tonight secretary of state john kerry remains in the region still working the diplomatic options, but vowing once again that the u.s. will protect its allies. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell is traveling with the secretary in japan and joins us now from tokyo. andrea? >> reporter: good evening, lester. john kerry has now opened the door to direct u.s. peace talks with north korea, appealing for a step back from the threat of war, even as though the north has flatly rejected south korea's offer of direct talks with them calling it a "cunning ploy." the contrast could not have been more dramatic. in pyongyang, runners from around the world celebrating tomorrow's birthday of kim jong-un's grandfather, the nation's founder. while in tokyo john kerry re-assured japan the u.s. will defend it from north korea, but says the obama administration would negotiate with pyongyang under the right circumstances. >> what we really ought to be talking about is the possibilities of peace and i think there are those possibilities, notwi
of state john kerry is right in the middle of it. he's in south korea, first priority to reduce the tension and convince north korea not to test-fire a ballistic missile. kerry has already made some moves aimed at mellowing out the tough talk. we're live from seoul in a moment. >>> in cypress the government has to come up with more money to fix its finances. today the european union and the international monetary fund said they won't give cypress any more money beyond the 10 billion euros they've already agreed on. cypress needs another 6 billion to shore up banks and pay its debt. the country's economy was on the verge of collapse before the bailout deal. banks there closed for almost two weeks. >>> and north carolina a & t state university and two other schools in the area are on lockdown right now. university website says it received a report of a man with a weapon. no shots have been fired. the university police department is conducting a campus wide search. parents are asked not to come to the university right now. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in south korea today working
>>> i'm tamron hall. the "news nation" is following secretary of state john kerry's trip to south korea amid fears they will launch a nuclear missile at any moment. he said a launch would be a huge mistake and the u.s. is ready to respond. >> the rhetoric that we're hearing from north korea is simply unacceptable. by any standard. and i am here to make it clear today on behalf of president obama and the citizens of the united states and our bilateral security agreement that the united states will if needed defend our allies and defend ourselves. >> today's stop is the first on a four-day trip to the region. tomorrow secretary kerry will trav to china. a country he says is key to solving this latest crisis. >> no country in the world has as close a relationship or as significant an impact on the dprk than china. china has an enormous ability to make a difference here. >> meanwhile, president obama canceled some military exercises in the region at the white house yesterday, the president said the north needs to stop the rhetoric. >> now is the time for north korea to end the kind of
of secretary kerry in south korea. we are sort of watching. we have the missile defense setup a little stronger. and we have dennis rodman who was over there two weeks ago or three weeks ago as being the only one who has contact with kim jong un. >> and he is hug hing him and kissing him and saying could somebody call me. this guy is obviously a strange character. he is is hugging and kissing dennis co rodman. i said how was he and dennis liked him. i won't even tell you all he said. he said you know he is waiting for are a call. now, you don't want somebody to blackmail you into calling and i understand that. we have no dep plo diplomatic . all we do is turn on the bat ships and start sending people over there. we are are protecting south korea which is wealthy as a hell. why aren't they paying for this? china could solve this problem with one phone call. they can't survive, north korea doesn't survive without china. they supply everything to north korea. one phone call. i think personally china is just taunting us. they could solve this problem so easily. they just don't have respect for our
day and cold. we could see some frost but a warm-up on wednesday. >> secretary of state john kerry is on the last leg of his tour through asia. here's new video of kerry in tokyo today. greeting officials and talking with students who built a solar powered car. kerry told japanese leaders that the u-s opposes any coercive action by china to seize territory under japanese control in the east china sea. his comments come a day after he met with chinese leaders urging them to send a strong message to north korea to tone down its missile threats. cristina mutchler has the story. >> welcome. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry continues his tour through asia. and met with chinese leaders. send a strong message to north korea to tone down the very latest. kerry and chinesechina will work together to peacefully defuse the rising tensions with north korea. >> korea to refrain from any provocative steps and that obviously refers to any future missile shoot." >> reporter: china's state councilor calls the country's stance clear cut. saying china is firmly committed to upholding peace
's kerry sanders is in cambridge for us. kerry, what can you tell us? >> reporter: mara, there were reports of a disturbance here on the m.i.t. campus, and an m.i.t. police officer responded. apparently, that police officer was shot multiple times. the security team here says that he was transported to a hospital where he was reported dead. the authorities then converged on the area as they swarmed the area, there were some explosions that were heard a short distance away. and many of the officers then traveled over towards watertown where there are many officers now converging to find out if that is related to what happened here. mara? >> kerry, thanks so much. "last word" is coming up. >>> once again, these are the men the fbi is asking you to help find. the fbi says they are armed and dangerous, and says they are suspects in the boston bombing investigation. if you think you see anything here, any way that you can help, call the fbi tip line. 1-800-call-fbi. the latest is coming up next. [ male announcer ] the distances aren't getting shorter. ♪ the trucks are going farther. the 2013 r
. he urged delegates to return to the talks on their program. john kerry has gone to lend his weight to diplomatic efforts. kerry begins his tour in seoul. he'll meet with south korean foreign minister. they're expected to discuss how to respond to any further provocations. kerry has said u.s. forces stand ready to protect their allies. he'll head to beijing on saturday. leaders there have long defended their allies in pyongyang. kerry wants to convince them to use their leverage. on sunday, kerry will move on to tokyo. he'll meet with kishida. and he'll talk about a stronger diplomatic pesance in asia. >>> north korean leader kim jong un has kept people guessing ever since he came to power. for moany he remains a mystery. >> reporter: people outside north korea new little of kim jong un. more than a year later, they're not sure they know much more. he's appeared in orchestrated events, often with the military. he spoke last april at the parade to celebrate would have been the 100th birthday of his grandfather. the nation's founder, kim il sung. >> translator: we need to strengthen o
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kim il-sung's 101 first birthday. in tokyo sunday, secretary of state john kerry urged pyongyang to opt for a peaceful resolution. >> we can find a way to resolve these differences at a negotiating table. i hope they will hear that. reporter: kerry's visit here is the last leg of an asia trip aimed at tempering tensions on the korean peninsula. in japan there is increasing unease. pyongyang has singled out japan as the first target in case of war, and with its mid-range missiles within striking range. tokyo has destroyerers and missile batteries in the capitol. >> those interceptors are pointed directly at north korea, and with pyongyang just 800 miles away, defense officials say they're ready to shoot down any missile that threatens japan. >> north korean missiles have thrown over japan before. >> i'm constantly worried about another launch. i don't know how accurate those missiles are. >>> behind the scenes there's a push for delog led by the south korean president. kerry reiterated his support for north korean engagement sunday but that has done little to quiet concerns here.
.s. secretary of state has lent his diplomatic weight to a challenge that changes day by day. john kerry met with japanese prime minister shinzo abe on the last stop of his asian tour. they agreed to work together in this time of heightened tension. >> it was a very constructive conversation with the administration. and we have reaffirmed the strength of the partnership. >> translator: your message placing importance on the asia pacific region will encourage japan, and other asian nations. >> kerry repeated that message throughout his tour of asia. he reassured his counterpart in seoul that u.s. forces stand ready to defend their allies. kerry delivered another message in beijing, encouraging chinese leaders to use their leverage. >> the united states and china remain fully committed to the september 2005 joint statement of the six-party talks and to its core goal. and that core goal is the verifiable denuclearization of the korean peninsula in a peaceful manner. >> reporter: china accounts for 70% of north korea's trade and meets much of the country's need for oil. china can pressure pyongy
south korea. >> reporter: dip low mdiplomacys are heating up. secretary kerry is at this moment in beijing. he's wrapping up meetings there. he's seeing the president of china and a host of other senior officials. china is north korea's number one ally. it's seen as key in getting pyongyang in line. kerry now claims that the u.s. and china are seeing eye to eye on getting rid of nuclear weapons inside of north korea and a possible missile test. take a listen. >> i just said that we'll both call on north korea to refrain from any provocative steps. >> reporter: this as korean officials are not agreeing to new movement. a u.s. source is telling us here he does not see a launch as imminent, but these rockets are mobile launched and they're quickly readyied. this as preparations continue in pyongyang for the celebration on monday of the birthday of the north korean founder, the grandfather of current leader kim jong un. that date is seen as a possible launch window. kerry's next stop is japan. that country most definitely in the line of fire of any possible rocket launch coming from
incident. >> coming up. u.s. secretary of state, john kerry were responding to the north korea threats aimed at the united states. and what could be that tsunami remnants washin up on the california coast and the newest addition in the san francisco zoo tiger. look at them kids. [ sigh ] they have no idea what it was like before u-verse high speed internet. yeah, you couldn't just stream movies to a device like that. one time, i had to wait half a day to watch a movie. you watched movies?! i was lucky if i could watch a show. show?! man, i was happy to see a sneezing panda clip! trevor, have you eaten today? you sound a little grumpy. [ laughter ] [ male announcer ] connect all your wi-fi-enabled devices with u-verse high speed internet. rethink possible. >> john kerry has of the latest details. speaking of the secretary of state is downplaying nuclear missile concerns surrounding north korea and says there is a united front steadfast on preventing the country from becoming a nuclear power. today. john kerry said the u.s. will enter into talks with the north, but under strict condition
deadly. >>> secretary of state kerry has arrived in south korea for what could be his critical dip diplomatic mission yet. >> good morning. it is friday, it's april 12th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm tori campbell in for pam cook. let's take a look at weather and traffic. steve? >> looking pretty good. we'll take a look at things for sunday night into monday. patchy low clouds. fog is on the coast. most seems to be going north to south. a little chilly in the morning here. we will end up with sunshine 60s and 70s. >>> steve right now 237 looks pretty good as you drive over to 880 and 101. this morning we are looking at the commute on 80 it is getting more crowded by the minute. let's go back to the desk. >>> let's start with overnight news. ha frightening crash happened in east oakland it involves a fire hydrant, a tire shop, and suspected drunk driver. tara moriarty is joining us live. she is at 50th avenue and san leandro street. what is it like out there now? >> reporter: you can see the hole here in the cinder block where the car slammed into the side here. there is a bu
of state john kerry remains in the region and meeting with leaders there, warning any kind of launch would be a big mistake. listen. >> if kim jong-un decides to launch a missile, whether it's across the sea of japan or some other direction, he will be choosing willfully to ignore the entire international community, his own obligations that he has accepted and it will be a provocative and unwanted act that will raise people's temperature. >> jamie: will he listen? greg palkot is following all the developments, screaming live from seoul, south korea, 30 miles from the north korean border. greg, what's the latest? >> jamie, your h're right. there are high stakes diplomacy, he's wrapping up meetings with china and others and are now calling on north korea, quote, to refrain from provocative acts, including that planned missile test. china is north korea's number one ally. and here is more of what kerry had to say in beijing. >> china and the united states must together take steps in order to achieve the goal of korean peninsula and agreed to have further discussions to bear down very quickly
kerry or clinton. >> kerry is now heading off to the middle east. kim and chuck and -- chuck -- kim and chris, we're seeing this shuttle diplomacy. this is a reenergized middle east shuttle, so that is point one, kerry, kim, does seem to want to nail down whatever advantage he can, and is planning a lot of travel. >> he's been wanting to do this. he's been wanting the job for a long time, and wanting to go all in. he doesn't have probably any more political ambitions beyond his job as secretary of state. he wants to leave a mark. hillary clinton perhaps still harbored political ambitions. she did go all in when she was secretary of state. she doesn't want to stake her reputation on the thankless task of middle east peace-making. john kerry definitely wants to give it his all. >> will he be able to give it his all, though, check? secretaries of state, not only the cap net members in general, but in particular, the secretaries of state, having on a very short leash. the without controls all. you know, hillary clinton had so much celebrity, the aura, that it was somewhat obscured that
. >>> and secretary of state john kerry gave a heartfelt tribute to a member of the state department who was killed yesterday in afghanistan. ann smedinghoff. >> yesterday we lost a very bright and brave young woman. a young diplomat. we lost her to a horrific attack in afghanistan, and today our hearts are broken. >> with more, the state department employee killed in afghanistan, in tel aviv where secretary kerry landed a short time ago. a few weeks off, he met ann and described her as vivacious, smart, capable. i understand you also knew her as well. what was she like what was her relationship like with the afghan people? >> hi there, craig, well, anne was all of those words that secretary kerry described her as. one other word that i would add to the list was actually genuine. from the moment that i met anne just a few weeks after she arrived in afghanistan, we were introduced by a mutual friend. she'd be working with the media and did. she worked with us. helped us in any way should could. one thing that struck me all the time, she was able to keep a smile on her face. one of the few things you
for a nuclear strike on the united states and elsewhere. john kerry met south korean president in the capital of seoul, south -- korea. they have strong war -- words of warning for the south korean leadership. >> the rhetoric we are hearing from north korea is unacceptable and it -- by any standard. i am here to make it clear on behalf of president obama and pieces of the united states and our bilateral security agreement that the united states will defend our allies and defend ourselves. harry, you heard from the foreign minister. tell us about the talks. >> as well as what you would expect to hear with john kerry, this is strong support for american i lack -- allies. he is also coming into a situation with an ally that has changed its position. south korea said it would not negotiate with north korea, especially on the issue of the industrial complex that has been shut down. in the last couple of hours, that position has changed. south korean officials in size on friday that they were open to talks. was a necessary first step in lowering tensions. john kerry said the united states with only
handling the troubling young leader, kerry believes china holds the key and he thinks it is time to stop the antics. >> china has the ability to stop the antics and i hope our conversations lay out a path to diffuse the tension. >> the problem is china has shown no ability to stop north korea in its pursuit of nuclear weapons. startlingay was the revelation on new intelligence. >> dias has it on confidence that the north has weapons capable of delivery, but with lo reliability. >> i choose not to comment. >> if north korea has the ability to build missiles, it changes the strategic map of this region. pyongyang can threaten seoul with thousands of artillery pieces but nuclear missiles threaten u.s. bases in japan and the u.s. itself. >> even if it is not there yet, the recent long-range rocket shows it is getting closer and closer. >> americans can say what we want adn the world community can say what they want but it northchange the fact that korea has nuclear devices and are working for full-scale nuclear capabilities. >> there is a sad logic. these pictures show the reality of
kerry is aimed at tamping down tensions in north korea. he's pushing for a diplomatic solution to pyongyang's explosive threats and stresses that the region of the future of the world and the region depends on it. here's what he said last hour. >> but our choice is to negotiate. our choice is to move to the table and find a way for the region to have peace. and we would hope that whatever considerations or fears north has of the united states or of others in the region that they would come to the table in a responsible way and negotiate that. >> and our diana magna is in tokyo this hour. what else did secretary kerry have to say? >> hi, alison. i think one very important caveat that he had promise was that north korea should come to the table but only if they showed a commitment towards getting rid, dismantling their nuclear program. and i think one very interesting thing that came out of this whole tour, he started in seoul, went to beijing yesterday, today in tokyo with this sort of huge advance that he made with beijing where essentially he managed to secure a commitment fro
kerry in seoul this weekend said the u.s. and south korea are willing to return to talks and even consider more aide to north korea if that regime pulls back from its nuclear program. senator durbin, this sounds familiar. do we want counting this path again, more talks and aid? >> the last thing we want is the launch of any nuclear missile or nuclear weapon on the korean peninsula or anywhere in the world. we've got to deescalate the res recognize and testing in -- rhetoric in north korea and we're turning to china saying it's time to step up and show leadership. we're prepared to work toward a common goal of peace. but we need the chinese to tell the north koreans if they want to continue this kind of escalation of rhetoric, it's at the expense of the safety of this world and their economy. i think secretary kerry has it right. we're willing to step forward but we want to see positive measures from the north koreans that bring down the harsh and hot rhetoric we've heard so often. >> chris: senator cornyn, a year ago you accused the obama administration of a policy of apiecement t
, there was a previously scheduled national security council meeting today. we know secretary of state kerry was meeting with his mexican counterpart. and at this hour, to all of you google hangout fans he and i were supposed to be in a moderated conversation right now and they had to postpone that obviously. because he told us earlier today, did he not feel that he should speak before law enforcement speaks. but that he thinks this does more generically validate the president's policy that we have to have a global engagement against terror and you never know where it is going to pop up. >> and a new kind of terror, i mean what we have not dealt with is the idea of having radicalized members of the population here, a lot of what we've seen from 9/11 onward are lone wolf cases, a lot of team people coming into the country trying to pull off a plot. as i've spoken to experts today, one of the things that when you increase security in certain areas, going back to what secretary ridge did, creating homeland security, hardening the targets that was the original idea, then terrorists are going to start to ada
and the house tabled the suggestion. >>> john kerry sends a warning to north korea and he is stepping foot on south korea. >> and what happens to background checks and failures when trying to buy a gun? hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ♪ nom, nom, nom. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ♪ >>> complete bay area news coverage continues. this is channel five news. >>> students are mourning the loss of a student austin price was killed after playing chicken on a train track. they tried to hold a vigil, but authorities told them it was not safe to be on the tracks. >>> classes canceled after a facebook post threatened a shooting spree and officers were posted at every school in the district and classes will start become on monday. >>> the family of teenage girl who committed suicide after sexual assault pictures were shared on line parents' are accusing the boys of destroying evidence. audrie pott was assaulted after being passed out and pictures were share
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of a decision. pa at the live desk. angie golf news4. >> kerry left japan this morning where he promised to protect the island nation from north korean threats. coming up at 7:00, the "today" show will sit down with john kerry to found out how the u.s. will respond if north korea launches a missile test. >> senators could vote as early as wednesday on one proposal to expand background checks on anyone buying a gun. we expect susan collins to vote for it. this week we expect to see an immigration reform bill. it will allow millions of undocumented citizens to become citizens. >% >> in fact there will think question questions to violate the law. but the type that there is no incentive to do it this way again. pk key senators will find out the pd details today. >> new controversy this morning surrounding the local man schosn to serve. his actions as the nation's top civil rights attorney are raising eyebrows. they are accusing him of being urged to drop a case. the cases could have returned $200 million to taxpayers. the justice department said they cleared the deal. new this morning, the f
. any minute we are expecting secretary kerry to hold a press availability. this was originally scheduled and the former secretary to the state department. the first question will be asked by reporter bradley clapper from the associated press about this ongoing situation in massachusetts. less than ten minutes from now, we are expecting the next news in watertown. 10 time 40 is when they are expected to come out with the microphones and we will have more information at that point. what are the questions, the key questions you have if you were asking for secretary of state kerry? >> i think the secretary is probably going to defer comment knowing that there is a barricaded guy with guns. he is going to be cautious. >> would you assume he is watching coverage if he's in a house? >> yes. absolutely. i would assume he is watching coverage and has been since the marathon bombings. they were probably glued to the television. he could very well be watching tv and what officials say. he is trying to decide what to do. his mentor like the professor said is his older brother and he's gone
with information should call hayward police. >>> happening right now, secretary of state, john kerry, is meeting with south south korean leaders trying to defuse tensions. earlier, he called these threats from north korea unacceptable. coming up, his visit to south korea comes as there are new concerns about whether north korea has a nuclear warhead that will fit on a missile. >>> we're hearing more details of a bipartisan immigration bill. senate republicans and democrats expect to unveil the legislation next week. aides say the bill could deny hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the u.s. illegal from ever becoming citizens. only people in the country before december 31st, 2011 can apply for a legal status and then eventually citizenship. applicants also have to have jobs or some financial stability and no criminal records. >>> 7:07. wildlife advocates are angry over a construction project along the highway 101 bridge over the petaluma driver. the press democrat reports the three-year project began this month. workers put up netting on the underside of the stand to prevent migratory swallow
now, secretary of state, john kerry, is meeting with south south korean leaders trying to defuse tensions. earlier, he called these threats from north korea unacceptable. coming up, his visit to south korea comes as there are new concerns about whether north korea has a nuclear warhead that will fit on a missile. >>> we're hearing more details of a bipartisan immigration bill. senate republicans and democrats expect to unveil the legislation next week. aides say the bill could deny hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the u.s. illegal from ever becoming citizens. only people in the country before december 31st, 2011 can apply for a legal status and then eventually citizenship. applicants also have to have jobs or some financial stability and no criminal records. >>> 7:07. wildlife advocates are angry over a construction project along the highway 101 bridge over the petaluma driver. the press democrat reports the three-year project began this month. workers put up netting on the underside of the stand to prevent migratory swallows from nest
to do. >> john kerry leaving the door wide open for kim jong-un. will he agree to nuclear talks or risk war by launching a missile? >>> also ahead this morning, missing in the mountains. a hiker bury the by a deadly avalanche and searchers right now, helpless by treacherous conditions. >> so check this out. this is minnesota and, yes, folks, it is mid-april. snow, ice, howling winds. this is actually happening. it is supposed to be spring. >> and augusta, georgia, here we go. this is a victorious adam scott becoming the first australian to ever win the masters. he pulled it off, sudden death, breathtaking fashion. >> it was just awesome. >> crazy. good morning and welcome to "early start." i'm brooke baldwin. >> i'm john berman. happy patriots day. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> let's begin with a little news from the homeland. we have the northern plains pounded. we saw some of the pictures by snow. where are we, like almost in may now and here you have this snow, lots of it. combined with low visibility, high winds creating a recipe for disaster on this minnesota hi highway. the dako
. >> in south korea for talks, john kerry also said it was up to china, north korea's major ally, to press pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons. >> the talks in seoul are a kind of tight rope walk for u.s. secretary of state john kerry. he wants to show washington's firm support for south korea without further enraging an already belligerent north. the meetings come after a u.s. intelligence agency reported that north korea could have the capability to attach a nuclear warhead to a missile, although washington has downplayed the report. the u.s. does not see war as a minute, despite threats from p'yongyang. preparations in north korea are currently under way for celebrations on monday, marking the birth of the country's founder. international observers fear north korea could use the occasion to test a mid-range missiles. in a joint press conference with a south korean counterpart, john carey warned that a missile tests by p'yongyang could increase the tensions. >> it would really be one more unnecessary, unfortunate, and wanted -- unwanted contribution to an already volatile, potential
confident that a test firing is likely. >> secretary of state john kerry is in china right now talking to north korea's number one trade partner. our foreign affairs reporter elise labbott is in washington. what is the message secretary kerry is delivering to china? >> well a couple of things, alison. first of all he wants china to give a tough message to north korea to stop these belligerent threats, all of these provocative acts like getting its missiles ready and start finding a diplomatic way forward. he wants china to stop the illegal flow of arms and weapons that are helping fuel its nuclear program. >> why do they need china on board in order to keep north korea in check? is china that powerful to push north korea the other way? >> china is their main economic and political partner, really their one close ally not only in the region but the world. china has an important role to play, it can have a lot of influence. what the chinese felt the united states our influence is limited. if you look, china is not having any effect. there have been many times over the last few years that
john kerry is urging leaders there to pressure north korea to tone down its threats. kerry said the u.s. and china face enormously challenging issues. >> you said at the very begin with your comments that this is a critical moment. i look forward to having that conversation with you today to do exactly as you said, lift this conversation up, broaden it, define for both of us what the model relationship should be and how two great powers, china and the united states, can work effectively to solve problems. >> this comes after kerry visited south korea yesterday. there he warned north korea that launching a missile would be a huge mistake. ana coren is live in seoul. what came out of the meetings in china today? >> reporter: john kerry basically asking for china's help to use its leverage and influence over north korea. we know that china is north korea's only friend and oally i the entire world. it provides fuel and aid. if it wants, it can turn off taps as far as money goes into north korea. it flows into north korea illegally through banks and companies and that is what funds its nuc
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